The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) welcomes comments and feedback by March 26, 2018, on the draft Indian National Strategy for Standardization (INSS), released by India this month.
The draft version of the document is attached and is also available on India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry website.
The INSS addresses three broad pillars of the quality infrastructure including standardization, conformity assessment, and technical regulations. It determines the critical role for each and sets goals in each area. Each goal is supplemented by a brief description of the background conditions and recommends specific activities that need to be undertaken for its realization.
The document is the result of a broad consensus arrived over consultations from 2014 to 2017 through national and regional standards conclaves that attracted wide participation of experts and stakeholders from union and state governments, industry, regulatory bodies, national and overseas standards and conformity assessment bodies, academics, and international forums.
ANSI welcomes member comments by March 26. Any members that are considering submitting comments can share experiences and relevant feedback by emailing [email protected]. If there is significant interest, ANSI will consider submitting a formal response.